|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
This foundation did not work for me at all. No matter how hard I tried, I could not get the foundation to blend into my skin. I tried my BeautyBlender sponge and several foundation brushes. Nothing worked. The foundation settled into my pores and stayed on top of my skin no matter how much I tried to blend it in. I never got beyond my bathroom since I had to wash the foundation off and start over whenever I tried to wear it so I can't say anything about the finish or if it truly does stay matte throughout the day.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
This product claims it is a sheer to moderate coverage, which it is, but with the Elf flat-top powder brush, it gives me perfect coverage. I bought it in 6, Ivory, and it is my exact shade in the summer. It blends very easily, and doesn't dry quickly like the Revlon CS. It evens out my skin tone, keeps my super oily skin matte for about 5-7 hours, and stays fresh looking all day. I use a moisturizer, a primer, this foundation, a concealer, and a translucent powder to set it all, and it looks flawless. I have mild acne, so it covers the redness. It is a cheap price ($24ish) for a high end foundation, but for me being a drugstore buyer, this was the most money I've ever spent on makeup. I'm glad I invested in it! I am really impressed. The only cons are that it can be a bit drying, the coverage is sheer, there is no SPF, and there is a small smell. Not too bad, though. The pros definitely outweigh the cons. I recommend this for my oily-skinned girls, that have minor to no acne. However, this is not my holy grail foundation, because of the (somewhat) expensive price. I found a drugstore foundation that I love even more. (Check out my review for the revlon colorstay whipped creme foundation.)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Blond, Curly Eyes: Grey
This foundation is amazing, I've been looking for something simple and fast for my face that won't make me brake out. This is it! I use this daily without a powder, it keeps me matte and last all day. The product is thick and a bit dry if that makes sense, and this is great for covering acne scars. I don't go over scars with concealer that just takes too long so I dab a little extra foundation on those problem areas and that does the trick. I've learned how to apply this product I always put moisturizer before I apply anything on my face but I make sure the moisterizer is completely dry before I put this foundation. I've noticed it creates more of a matte finish this way. If I become a little oily durring the day I dab lightly and nothing is transfered to tissue paper. I've used this with Perfectly Real compact and it works well with that powder for extra matte finish that last forever. This is my favorite foundation, keeps my face even and clear and last longer than more expensive foundations. I bought this for around 24 bucks in "8 Golden Neutral" this does contain a bit more of a reddish tone than I'm used to but I love this product so much I don't care, you can barely tell anyway. Wonderful product!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Not the best...
Starting with the shade choice: I purchase this in Golden Neutral. I'm an NC30 (lightest) and tan to an NC40 by the end of the summer. The golden neutral would be more suitable for an in between NC30 and 35. I was hoping this would have more yellow, but I guess the "neutral" in the shade suggests otherwise. My NC30 Pro longwear has more yellow which suits my skin tone much better. In natural light it is obvious the golden neutral does not match the strong yellow undertones of my chest and neck. Indoor, no difference.
Longevity of matte finish: After application, the finish is a nice natural matte finish. I still set with another mattifying finishing powder for reassurance. Unfortunately, my oily skin breaks this down sooner than I would like. Oily within two to three hours, past point of saving with a blot powder.
How to apply: Stipple, then buff with a Sigma F80 (<---- worth the hype!)
Consistency: The gel-like consistency is ideal, and I had high hopes for it. The coverage is light to medium. If applied in thin layers, this can be built to a medium.
I don't reach for this much; It was a reasonable price and I wish that I loved it. My face is too oily, and too yellow for this foundation.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
So I decided to try this since I had bad luck with the acne solutions, perfectly real, and even better foundations. First.. It sucks to blend. I have used a sponge, brush, and my fingers and I just can't get this to work. Even worse, after about three hours, my pores are highlighted, it looks extremely oily and cakey, and I have foundation missing off areas of my face. Sigh, so I'm saying bye bye to this as well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
So let me preface this review by saying that I'm totally not the demographic for this makeup AT ALL - I'm dry, I like dewy skin, and I seldom use anything with decent coverage.
That said, I got a sample of this stuff and of course I had to try it (hey, free = viable). The sample was easily two shades darker than my normal skintone so I sheered it out with a tiny bit of some super-light tinted moisturizer. Lo and behold, my skin looked fantastic and stayed looking nice all day! It didn't suck all the moisture out of my skin or settle into pores. And it wasn't chalky-matte, either - just looked fresh all day long. If I was in the market for matte I'd definitely go for this one.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love this foundation! I went to my local make up store and was color matched as 7. I love the creamy gel texture which makes it super easy to apply. It stays all day and provides me with moderate coverage. I have very oily skin and it Definitley controls the shine. Works great for me!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is an OK founation. I prefer the acne solutions to this. Its better in terms of coverage and oil control. I have this in golden and its a better shade match for me than fresh amber in acne solutions.
The one issue I have with this formula is that it can settle into fine lines. I am 25 and just startign to get some and this emphasizes them. I can get extremely oily and when I blot and apply powder on top, it can settle into lines. The acne solutions does not do that.
I am not sure if I will repurchase; might if acne solutions gets discontinued(NOOOOOOO!!!!)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
So far so good, and I am loving the texture this foundation has given my oily skin! If there is one thing I can say has fascinated me to continue with this purchase, it would be the fact that one night while on the town, I had went to a friends to spend the night, and had no opportunity to wash my face; after falling asleep with this foundation still on, I knew as I woke up the next day that I was going to have some awful zits from my clogged pores: I DIDN'T HAVE A SINGLE PIMPLE. From use of past foundations, I was shocked at this turn of events, and was immediately sold. I plan to continue with this foundation as it does offer a noticeably diminished appearance of oil, and smells fantastic. Concealers and all other primers before hand have been thrown out the door as this has buildable coverge--applied with foundation brush. Give this a try my fellow greasers, and if it does not work, just take it on back--it won't be the first time you have been let down from a product, but I hope it won't happen in this case. :)
EDIT (4 October, 2012)
Well, as school is now in session, I frequently break out. I still love the matte finish this foundation offers, but have came to the conclusion that it does not have the coverage I need when I have a stubborn red zit, or a scab which needs concealing; the other day i had tried to build some coverage on a scar I had on my forehead, and by the end of the day it looked like a glob of caked up goo.Every once in awhile I would see somebody look my way, pause, and stare at that obvious make-up spot, and look away. I'm currently on a sample of the Clinique Acne Solutions line which offers more coverage: I'll post a review of that soon.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I like this foundation for my oil slick of a face HOWEVER I hate that I can't find a color match. The shade sand 19 I think is the closest color match for my summer tan. I have yellow undertones and although the stay matte line has a decent number of shades the undertone is so off. For reference I'm currently an nc40-nc42.